Russian poet Kirill Medvedev spent nearly a week in Carlisle in October 2011 as part of the X annual Semana Poética (Poetry Week) festival. While on campus he visited a number of classes, met with students and faculty for conversations and meals, and read a selection of his poetry at the Biblio Café.
"I'm grateful to have been given the opportunity to meet Kirill Medvedev and discuss his poetry and political interests with him. Hearing him read his own poetry as he intended for it to be read was especially interesting and made me view his unique writing style in a new light. I even intend on incorporating several points that he made about the way in which he goes about writing his poetry into my own writing." –Ryder Dial ‘15
Video is available here.
Russian 116 student Eli Blumenthal '14 (left) listens as Kirill Medvedev reads